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Joan Will Forgive Me

Aaaand here is my Lame Post Friday post, being pecked in one letter at a time on my Tablet early Saturday morning. Ah, my wonderful husband, Steven, just brought me a cup of coffee. Soon those brain cells will start moving.

OK, I don’t really have much this morning, but I swiped a cool picture off Facebook to share.

Things that might have been.

I don’t know about coimetromania, but the picture is Joan Crawford and Bette Davis in a publicity shot for Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte. Joan was later replaced by Olivia de Havilland. I love that movie, but I also would have loved to see it with Joan in the part.

Incidentally, I know that by proper rules, I should be referring to Joan as “Crawford” or possibly “Ms. Crawford.” Those just don’t feel right to me. “Miss Crawford” would be more correct to the period the movie was made, but I don’t much like that either. Have I had this discussion before? Sorry to repeat myself.

So this is my Late Friday Lame Post: cool picture, dither paragraph regarding usage. Let’s see if I can make my Saturday post (Saturday Evening Post?) On time.

2 responses »

  1. “Miss Crawford” totally works … for the era, and for Miss Crawford. I didn’t know she almost did HHSC. I wonder why they replaced her. Ms. Davis and Miss Crawford despised each other. At least in Baby Jane they got to put that hatred to good use!

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    • Oh, it was a whole big story. Apparently Bette made Joan’s life so miserable on the set that Joan staged a sick-out. Things dragged on, and the production was in jeopardy. Finally they replaced Joan, and she graciously said she was glad, because Olivia needed the work.

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